England star George Ford has said that he will look to build his leadership qualities in England’s two match trip to Argentina next month.
This comes with England heading on tour without some of their key men next month, who will instead contribute to the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand, which will take place at the same time. Ford has been named by Eddie Jones as one of the vice captains for England’s tour; a decision which may prove pivotal in his progression as a possible future captain for England.
Ford has said to reporters; “As a 10, you’re more an on-field leader but I suppose especially last week and this week with Dylan (Hartley) not being here for example, there’s some more off-field stuff that I’ve tried to develop and take upon myself a little bit more,” which is a promising mindset to have considering they have missed Dylan Hartley.
England will still not lacking in experience however, with the likes of Mike Brown and Chris Robshaw staying with England and filling in for the more weathered players who are heading to New Zealand next month.
With Ford’s optimism and determination to become the right man for the future captains position at England, who thinks he can be the man to take England to the 2019 World Cup? See if Ford displays his leadership skills with England on the 10th and 17th of June as they take on Argentina in what Ford hopes to be a 2 game whitewash tour.